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Zionist Art Nouveau: Ideal Or Idealistic?

It's just about the last thing you'd suspect of relevance and contribution to anything culturally meaningful.

Terna’s Touch

Frederick Terna has a soft touch. His images are neither strident nor angry.

Chava Roth’s Meanings

Pleasure and Meaning. In the visual arts they are equally essential.

Accepting A Fateless Fate: A Holocaust Film To End All Holocaust Films

One of Honore Daumier's greatest works shows a troubled man sitting at a window.

Ozeri’s Bukharan Conversation

Look someone in the eye, and you immediately begin a narrative.

Pastrami And Dodgers Flavored Chazzanut: Jackie Mendelson’s Cantorial Tale

If the hills are alive with the sound of Julie Andrews' music, then Cantor Jacob "Jackie" Mendelson would have viewers believe that Brooklyn is once again to be alive with the sound of Chazzanut.

Eisenberg’s Space

Space is created in the visual arts in a multitude of ways. Illusionistic space was invented in the Renaissance and continues to be depicted in contemporary realism.

Jewish Space: Inside The Ark; And The Diary Of Anne Frank

The Temple gleams upon the horizon, a golden beacon signifying the finish line to the Jews' trek to serve G-d on the shalosh regalim.

The Siddur As Coloring Book – Archie Rand’s ‘The Eighteen’ At The Jewish Museum...

The aesthetic buzzards have been following him disappointed for years.

Divine Silence

The problem with G-d is His holiness.

Between Man And G-d And Art: Installing Jewishly Merav Ezer’s Plastic Arts

In a sense, the history of the Jewish people is a history of installation art. The thunder and lightning, booming shofar and floral assortment at Sinai were intense aesthetic experiences.

Confronting Catastrophe: Pray Or Fight Carvalho’s Rephidim

Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.

A Song Of The Sea With A Hint Of Ladino And Arabic Towards A...

With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.

Fleeting Prayer Manhattan Mincha Map

Mincha is the most fragile of prayers. It is typically caught on the run, sandwiched between a hurried lunch and return to the ordeals of the workday.

Self Portrait Of The Artist As A Jew, With A Los Angeles Dodgers Cap....

There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.

Wandering In Paint, Wondering In Paint. Bamidbar At The Mercer Gallery

Many mistranslate the word "midbar" as desert, whereas the word really carries more of a connotation for wasteland or wilderness, perhaps deriving from the root dever for "plague" or davar for "word" or "thing."

Lost Objects Found

As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.

Dusty Jewish Songs: Reggae, Beatboxing and Hasidism

The new face of Jewish pop music wears a black hat and jacket and a long beard.

Shalom Y’All: The Southern Jewish Experience

Imagining the tempting aroma of pecan pie and fresh challah, the age-old rhythms of Southern Jewry unfold before our eyes in the seductively handsome exhibition of photographs, Shalom Y'all, currently at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.

Making And Breaking Monsters: The Image In Early Exorcism And Propaganda

Though first published in 1967, Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message: an Inventory of Effects" still remains the sourcebook on new media; its 160 pages of provocative text captivate the reader and prophetically forecasted the dominant role new media currently assumes.

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